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« on: February 14, 2015, 07:52:42 pm »

In response to Adm. Wilhelm's post (of this date in 2015) and to subsequent postings of the same sentiment:

Not all of us are in a position appropriate to the observance of St. Valentine's Day. Some of us, whether by choice or by chance, are free of romantic entanglements or intimate obligations, and we might become resentful of those who, intentionally or not, leave us feeling awkward in our singleness or who imply that our state is "unfortunate" or somehow reflective of personal defect.

You is what you is, and you ain't what you ain't, ant that's all there is to it. Take heart, say I, for we are not merely single but singular, and have a right to feel comfortable in our singularity. Today is our day to eat over the sink, drink from the carton and leave the toilet seat however we damn well please! Dine confidently with yourself at your favourite restaurant, revel (silently) in the awkwardness and discomfort you instill in those couples around you, and with a polite smile rebuff the offers of sympathy or pity which that awkwardness provokes. Alternatively, dine out with a group of your singular friends, and celebrate the emotional simplicity of your lives.

The singular life is not for everyone, it is true, but what it lacks in opportunities for binary intimacy it makes up for in the freedom to view objectively those relationships around you; your social opportunities are not fewer, merely different; and you are, in fact, free to spend precious time getting to know the one who has always been and always will be with you, no matter what may come to pass — your most intimate and life-long companion, yourself.

Warm and Singular Felicitations,
Prof. Darwin Prætorius von Corax
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2015, 08:03:11 pm »



Is this Happy Singles Awareness day  some what akin -  to Independence day?
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2015, 08:11:36 pm »

 Cheesy Hadn't thought of that one!
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2015, 09:38:20 pm »

Good post.
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 12:51:55 am »

I am not singular but I once was singular and happily so.  Great post.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 10:55:17 pm »

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comfortable in our singularity.
Equations break down in our presence?
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2016, 07:16:53 pm »

Once again, Happy Singles Awareness Day to the rest of us.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 07:30:12 pm »

I prefer tommorow, when it is Cheap Heart-Shaped Chocolate Day.
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 09:59:27 pm »

Well said
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2016, 11:51:41 pm »

As hypocritical as is sound as the one Who just recently made a valentine day post, i'm totally agree with The logic of this "parallel holiday". If you seeking compagnionship because of social pressure , you doing it wrong. One worthy of the imungous responsabilitys of relationship will come enventually, in the dime time, your hands is all you need to appease your needs.
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2016, 12:53:18 am »

Aye, when lacking a girlfriend sometimes you need to engage in a bit of, eh...naked singularity.
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2016, 02:05:26 am »

In response to Adm. Wilhelm's post (of this date in 2015) and to subsequent postings of the same sentiment:

*snip*

Warm and Singular Felicitations,
Prof. Darwin Prætorius von Corax


Perhaps this business of companionship and (subsequent) monogamy is not the most advantageous from an evolutionary standpoint... This business of pairing up seems increasingly more inconvenient as of late, with even scientists opining on it. And I won't deny that solitude has its own charm...

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160213-why-pairing-up-for-life-is-hardly-ever-a-good-idea

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If the members of a species live great distances apart, they will tend to take a "love the one you're with" attitude. They pair up with the first mate they can find, and stick with them.
 
One animal that takes this to its logical conclusion is the intestinal parasite Schistosoma mansoni.
Reviled for causing schistosomiasis in humans, these worms live very intimate lives: males and females spend the entirety of their adult lives locked in a tight embrace. Each male has a "gynaecophoric canal" in which the female nestles while she churns out hundreds of eggs into the host's intestines.

The human digestive system is not the best place to pick up hot dates, so when a worm encounters a member of the opposite sex, it is quite willing to tie the knot for good.

The other key reason animals opt for monogamy has to do with good parenting. If a species inhabits an environment that is fraught with danger and lacking in resources, their offspring are at great risk of dying young. In such situations, "staying together for the kids" can help ensure their progeny survive to adulthood.


Mansoni, party of two! You're table is ready!

But to be honest, I'm not even thinking about what is most practical, or advantageous evolutionary-wise. I'm not even thinking about the pain and responsibility of companionship, nor even anything about offspring.

You see, loneliness can be painful too. And us being social animals, arguably it can be downright dangerous at times. If you'll forgive me, I will remain open to the possibility someone will find my strange countenance agreeable. I just keep hoping I will be spared from living the second half of my life alone. As simple as that.

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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2016, 04:38:29 am »

I prefer tommorow, when it is Cheap Heart-Shaped Chocolate Day.
That's a different reason to celebrate. Wink
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2016, 09:57:24 am »

My friend calls it 'Valerie's Day'.
Cause it's for Singletons.

I think you have to be British and of a certain age to get that.
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2016, 12:36:00 pm »

I went to the bios with my brother and got couples discount. Hehehehehe.
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2016, 04:30:29 am »

I went to the bios with my brother and got couples discount. Hehehehehe.
You went into the bios? Holy Tron! Was it an Intel or an AMD system?
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2016, 08:48:48 am »

I went to the bios with my brother and got couples discount. Hehehehehe.
You went into the bios? Holy Tron! Was it an Intel or an AMD system?

My english skills failed upon me. Bioscoop = cinema.
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2016, 09:22:54 am »

I went to the bios with my brother and got couples discount. Hehehehehe.
You went into the bios? Holy Tron! Was it an Intel or an AMD system?

My english skills failed upon me. Bioscoop = cinema.

Ah!  The movie theatre.  That makes me feel so much better.  For a moment I though you had turned into the "Ghost in the Machine"  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2016, 09:48:22 am »

I went to the bios with my brother and got couples discount. Hehehehehe.
You went into the bios? Holy Tron! Was it an Intel or an AMD system?

My english skills failed upon me. Bioscoop = cinema.

Ah!  The movie theatre.  That makes me feel so much better.  For a moment I though you had turned into the "Ghost in the Machine"  Grin

Luckily I haven't! I just forgot how to speak english
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2018, 03:46:40 pm »

Yet again, allow me to wish a happy Singles Awareness Day to all parties of one, everywhere.
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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2018, 08:54:12 am »

Yet again, allow me to wish a happy Singles Awareness Day to all parties of one, everywhere.

Happy late single awareness dat to you too. And happy half off Chocolate dat for today
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« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2018, 07:41:54 pm »

While in the local Lidl store picking up my monthly crate of caffeinated energy drink (YES, I know. I am horribly addicted to caffeine!...), I observed the array of rather sickly looking flowers and roses available for prices starting at around £10, with the top price being £25 for some white roses. That was pure price gouging!  Shocked

And today I happened to pop in again to pick up one of the "special buys" (lubricating spray oils), and again observed the same unsold, and now very dead, bunches of flowers with 30% off the price. That's around £18 for some very dead and droopy white roses that are turning brown and crispy around the edge of the petals. Roll Eyes



It's moments like this that reaffirms my choice to be single.  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2018, 09:27:42 pm »

I don't understand the point, though. I'm aware that I'm single. And that is every day, NOT just on February 14. Why celebrate something I already know every day? And from which date am I supposed to measure this anniversary? The closest St. Valentine's from my last marriage? Or my last date? How about the last time I had sex?

Is there a prize for the person who has been single for the longest time? How about for the oldest virgin man? No? Not something to look forward to?

In the news, I can see the headline, "Congratulations to Peter Sanford, who has been successfully lonely for 114 consecutive years! *newscast applauds* Congratulations Sanford way to go! We could all only wish to achieve that level of loneliness!!"

If I'm single, it's best not to even think about this date (unless you are a masochist).
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« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2018, 10:17:03 pm »

Ah, JW, but it's not about lamenting your singleness, it's about celebrating it in defiance of a day seemingly designed to make us feel left out. Go back and read my original post, and then (next year) go out and enjoy making your paired friends feel awkward.
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« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2018, 11:10:56 pm »

Ah, JW, but it's not about lamenting your singleness, it's about celebrating it in defiance of a day seemingly designed to make us feel left out. Go back and read my original post, and then (next year) go out and enjoy making your paired friends feel awkward.

One key phrase in your response:

"enjoy making your paired friends feel awkward"

Alright. What is the point in that? That is not lamenting, but is actually worse, going beyond lamenting into another negative action. Why do I need to make my "paired" friends feel awkward? The action reveals your own discontent.

Who told you the date is "designed" to make you feel lonely? St. Valentine's is actually a real religious day, not the commercial crap we go through at supermarkets. Though I do understand the rage against the absurdity of commericialism, just like it happened to Christmas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day

Why can't we just ignore the day altogether and go about our lives? If I'm not paired, I don't even bat an eye over St. Valentine's day. I'll just take advantage of cheap chocolate sales.

Let me put it to you this way: If I'm not Chinese, it doesn't make sense to create a "Gregorian Calendar Awareness Day" on the first day of the Chinese New Year celebrations to make Chinese people feel awkward about taking a break in shipping the stuff I bought online !! Cheesy
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